from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Thin, membranous, and dry: scarious bracts; a scarious tongue.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. thin, dry, membranous, and not green
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, thin, dry, and membranaceous, as the involucral bracts of many Compositæ: contrasted with herbaceous.
- In zoology, scaly; scurfy; furfuraceous.
New Latin scariōsus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French scarieux. Compare scary. (Wiktionary)